Travel The Best U.S. States for Hiking  

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List Rules Upvote the state that has the best hiking trails or top overall hiking experience

This is a ranked list of the best U.S. states for hiking as voted on by men and women. These states include Oregon, Utah, Tennessee, Hawaii and more. Some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the country are included on this ranked list. This list answers the question, “what are the best US states for hiking?”

Whether you are looking for beautiful mountain ranges, gorgeous bodies of water or luscious greenery, these places offer all the lovely landscapes you could ever wish to trek upon. Many states offer vast hiking routes while other countries offer more simplistic, although equally as gorgeous open landscapes to tread upon. Each of these best states for hiking offer distinct features as well. This list is for those seeking the thrill of being one with the land and discovering new states by foot might.

Whether looking for an extreme activity or a leisurely stroll, these ranked places offer great hiking in every part of the U.S. As a traveler looking for the country’s best hiking you might ask yourself, “Where are best spots to hike around the U.S.?” Well, here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.
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1
203 78
Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Olympia

2
234 97
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Denver

3
177 76
Utah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Salt Lake City

4
117 47
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Salem

5
93 32
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Juneau

6
87 37
Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Helena

7
85 37
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Cheyenne

8
127 71
California is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Sacramento

9
70 30
New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jeff F added Concord

10
97 51
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Phoenix

11
66 32
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Boise

12
66 34
Maine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Augusta

13
68 38
Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Honolulu County

14
59 35
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Raleigh

15
46 34
New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Albany

16
37 28
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Harrisburg

17
38 31
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Charleston

18
37 30
Vermont is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Montpelier

19
48 45
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Nashville

20
36 37
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Little Rock

21
28 31
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Richmond

22
32 36
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Saint Paul

23
24 27
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Annapolis

24
29 33
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Madison

25
26 30
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Frankfort

26
26 32
Nevada is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Carson City

27
29 38
Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Boston

28
23 31
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Atlanta

29
24 36
Missouri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Jefferson City

30
33 50
Texas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Austin

31
22 36
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
NickMerchant added Columbus

32
26 50
Florida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Tallahassee

33
6 22
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Montgomery

34
5 24
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. States for Hiking
Luecken008 added Dover